Experts claim that Greenland’s ice sheets are melting at a rapid rate.
However data from the Danish Meteorological Institute shows that there has been no change in the Greenland’s ice mass budget for over six years. In fact, in the last two years, there has been a huge increase in Greenland’s ice mass. [Click the image to see it in full size]
Currently, Greenland is gaining record ice. It has had the two lowest summer melt seasons on record in the past two years.
This graph from 2008 shows that the recent melting of Greenland’s ice sheet is much LESS than the ice that melted during the 1920s and 1930s.
Greenland currently looks like this… Do you see much melting going on? I don’t!
However, Greenland wasn’t always gaining ice like it is now. In 1939 and 1940, Greenland’s ice sheet was melting.
“17 Dec 1939, Page 15 – Harrisburg Sunday Courier at Newspapers.com.” Newspapers.com, Detroit Free Press, http://www.newspapers.com/image/89276088/?terms=greenland_glaciers_melting
“Current Surface Mass Budget of the Greenland Ice Sheet.” Varsling: DMI, http://www.dmi.dk/en/groenland/malinger/Greenland-ice-sheet-surface-mass-budget/#
“Greenland’s Climate Becoming Milder – The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 – 1954) – 6 May 1940.” Trove, trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/40934044.
Richard, Kenneth. “Scientists: 1930s Ice Melt Rates In Greenland, Iceland Were The Same As Today…No Net Ice Loss In 80 Years.” NoTricksZone, NoTricksZone.com/2016/12/19/scientists-1930s-ice-melt-rates-in-greenland-iceland-were-the-same-as-today-no-net-ice-loss-in-80-years/.
“Surface Conditons: Polar Portal.” Understanding the Arctic Sea Ice: Polar Portal, polarprortal.dk/en/Greenland/surface-conditions/.
“Webcams – Arctic Sea Ice Graphs.” Google Sites, sites.google.com/site/arcticseaicegraphs/webcams.